CHS Scholarships for Seniors


Welcome to Central High School scholarship page! Scholarships will be listed in order of due date and will include access to the scholarship application. It is important that you follow the due date listed on this page and not on the scholarship application. Scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Counseling Office by the due date listed below. This allows us time to review your applications and contact you if we find any errors or missing documents before we send it. If you apply for scholarships through an online application and need a transcript or other documents mailed please see Mrs. McCamy or Mrs. Dudeck.

A list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Office throughout the year are listed in the Scholarship & College Planning Guide 2021-22. Please note this is to be used as a guide only! The scholarships and deadlines listed in the guide were developed from last year's database and are not a complete list of all scholarships available. This page will provide you with the updated eligibility criteria and scholarship applications. As scholarships become available during the year we will post them here.

Please keep track of the scholarships you receive throughout the year (this includes scholarships from the colleges you have applied to). We will ask for this information at the end of the year when seniors take the Senior Exit Survey.

***Important: When working on scholarships, make sure that you are using a computer device that allows you to save and/or print.

***Many times a scholarship will ask for an activities list. We have attached a few samples of what it should look like.

Activity List samples.pdf  





University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  January 1, 2022  The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to UMSL. Other scholarships require students to submit an online scholarship application.   Online Application   
Danforth Scholars Program (Washington University)  January 4, 2022 This program is open to prospective undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Students must apply for admission for the class of 2026 and check that they are applying for this program on the Common or Coalition Application.   Application Information  
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program  January 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT  This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Applicants must: 1. demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community, the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 2. demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); 3. be citizens of the United States of America; 4. be a current high school seniors attending high school in the United States; and 5. plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year.   $10,000  Online Application
Earl Collins Foundation (Kiwanis International) Scholarship Submit application and supplemental materials to the Counseling Office by January 7, 2022 

Students need to meet one of the following requirements: 3.00 GPA OR rank in the top 35% of graduating class. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, volunteerism, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, and financial need. You get bonus points if you are a Key Club member or have a Kiwanis family member (you do not have to be a Kiwanis member to apply). Along with the application, you need evidence of your ACT/SAT scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities list (community, school, etc.) and a statement not to exceed one page in length of your educational plans and goals. Two letters of recommendation are needed.

$1,000  PDF Application
Ron Brown Scholar Program Must be postmarked by January 9, 2022  African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, make an impact on their communities, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be used at any four-year college or university and is not limited to particular academic disciplines. The January 9th deadline is the final deadline. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Applicants need to complete two essays (500 words or less) and provide two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from someone at school).  More information available online at $10,000  PDF Application
Nash Music Scholarship (MSSDAR)  Submit application and supplemental materials to Counseling Office by January 10, 2022 

This scholarship is sponsored by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It is available to any boy/girl who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in music. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three (3) selections, from one of their performances, for music professionals to judge. 


The following documentation must be submitted: 

1) Scholarship Application; 2) Financial need form (provided); 3) A statement of 600 words or less; 4) Transcript; 5) Activity list (maximum of 2 pages); 6) Four (4) letters of recommendation from faculty at Central; 7) A photocopy of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, passport, etc.); 8) CD/DVD of a performance


More information online 


PDF application

Kelly Lynn Lutz Scholarship  Must be emailed by January 10, 2022  For students who have lost a parent to cancer. Students who apply must 1. be a US Citizen and live in MO or KS, 2. attend a 2 or 4-year college, 3. have an interest in education, arts, environment, math or science, 4. show involvement in the community, church, school or other non-curricular activity, and 5. indicate financial need.  Along with the application, applicants must submit a personal essay, one reference, a copy of the parent's death certificate, and a family photo that includes the deceased parent.   $2,000 (renewable)  Online Application 
National FFA Organization  January 11, 2022  Scholarships support FFA high school seniors and collegiate members as well as non-FFA students. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million. The scholarship application must be submitted online.   Varies according to scholarship  Online Application
Army ROTC Scholarship  January 11, 2022

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. All who graduate and complete ROTC training are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The requirements include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT

  • Meet physical standards

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

There are three separate board dates/deadlines during each year. Visit for more information and specific dates. Some universities offer other incentives for Army ROTC scholarship recipients. Go here to review Missouri program details: 
Full Tuition and Fees at participating universities  Online Application 
Jackie Robinson Foundation  January 12, 2022   

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:


Be a graduating minority high school senior;

Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;

Show leadership potential;

Demonstrate a dedication to community service;

Present evidence of financial need;

Be a United States citizen;



The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are: The online application, which includes four essay questions; A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format); One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a counselor, an employer); SAT or ACT scores. Apply online at

Up to $30,000  Online Application
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
January 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST This essay contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. The essay topic and requirements are found on the website. All students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay. Nominating teachers can be former or current teachers, but must still be teaching at the same high school as the essay participant. Usually students ask their English or History/Social Studies teachers. Go online for more information:  $100-$10,000  Online Application 
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) scholarship  January 14, 2022  This scholarship is for seniors planning to pursue an accounting degree at a college in Missouri. Scholarships will be awarded based on a point system, rating their GPA, educator recommendation, leadership potential (activities and honors), and essay. In addition, ACT/SAT score is factored in for high school seniors. Must be a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs (high school membership is free). If you are not currently a member you can go online to sign up for a membership. Applicants must also be recommended by a teacher or school administrator - there is an online recommendation form that must be submitted.   $500  Online Application 
United States JCI Foundation Scholarship  Must be postmarked by January 14, 2022
Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  The application must be typed and include a transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (up to 500 words). The application has very specific details so please pay close attention. More information available online at $1,000  Online Application 
UMKC Automatic & Competitive Freshmen Scholarships
January 15, 2022
There is no separate application for automatic scholarships. Incoming freshmen admitted by January 15th will be considered for automatic scholarships. Eligibility requirements, deadlines, and applications for competitive scholarships can be found online at Varies  Apply to UMKC Online
Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest  January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST  Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words. The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, grade point average and financial need. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa.  Applicants must intend to enroll in an accredited educational institution for the 2022-2023 school year.  Do not use identifying information in the essay (name, address, etc).   Varies according to scholarship  Online Application
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship  January 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT This scholarship is for future engineers planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field of study (see FAQ section for a listing of related majors) from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college intending to transfer to a 4-year college. This opportunity is offered to support students with a notable need for financial assistance. Applicants must have 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) GPA and be classified as one of the following: United States citizen, United States permanent resident, or Employment Authorized to work in the United States.   $10,000 (renewable)  Online Application
College Covered Scholarship January 31, 2022

One winner will be chosen every month.  Applicants only need to complete the online application once and can be considered for this scholarship throughout the entire sweepstakes.

$5,000         Online Application
LPGA (Ladies Profesional Golf Association) Scholarships  January 31, 2022 Scholarships are open to female graduating high school seniors who played golf in high school. There are scholarships for students who are planning on playing collegiate golf and for students not planning on playing collegiate golf. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority female students. The LPGA has multiple scholarship opportunities. The application is completed and submitted online. The application, transcript, autobiographical essay, and 2-3 letters of recommendation are required.  $1,250-5,000  Online Application
Union Plus Scholarship Program  January 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST  Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. Must be in a one-year continuous good standing union membership (satisfied by May 31, 2022) with a union participating in any Union Plus Program. A 3.0 GPA is recommended and the required essays are a very important part of the application. Go to the link for a list of unions.  $500-4,000 Online Application
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST The Daughters of the American Revolution society (DAR) offers multiple scholarships available for deserving students with certain majors and criteria. Applicants must be prepared to submit the following information with the application: personal statement of 1,000 words of less, high school transcript, one page activity list, and a photocopy of U.S. Citizenship. You will be asked to provide contact information for at least two people to serve as a reference for you. Specific scholarship information available online at  Varies according to specific scholarship  Online Application 
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarships  January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST  Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and, if not selected, may re-apply through their junior year in college. Must be a NESA member to receive a scholarship.   $2,500-48,000  Online Application


Missouri Western State University Freshmen Competitive Scholarships February 1, 2022

To apply for MWSU competitive scholarships, students must complete the General Scholarship Application by February 1. Please note there is only one general scholarship application for all competitive scholarships. Additional applications are typically required for scholarships offered by the Department of Music. This application also includes the William C. Vincent ($3200) scholarship.

Varies based on scholarship          Online Application      
Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  February 1, 2022  To be considered for all of the general and departmental scholarships, you only have to complete one scholarship application through your CatPAWS account. Students will be asked to provide activities they have participated in, honors they have received, positions they have held, provide short answers, and upload attachments (resumes, transcripts, etc.).  Must be accepted to the university in order to receive scholarships.  Varies based on scholarship Online Application
William C. Vincent Scholarship - for future MU students (Local)  Return completed PDF application to the Counseling Office by February 1, 2022 This scholarship was established by the William C. Vincent family in order to provide scholarship awards to students from St. Joseph, MO who are planning to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. High school applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 20. This scholarship is not necessarily based on financial need. First preference will be for seniors at Central High School who will be business majors planning to enroll at MU. Second preference will be for seniors at Central High School who are majoring in any field and planning to enroll at MU. Submit the following documents to the Counseling Office: 1. completed application; 2. essay; 3. financial aid award letter from MU (if financial aid award letter not available by scholarship due date, we will request it later in the semester).   $9,000 per year (renewable)  PDF application
University of Central Missouri (UCM) Foundation Scholarships  February 1, 2022 

Future UCM students must complete the UCM Scholarship Finder application online. More information available online at (You can still apply after February 1, 2022, as some scholarships will still be awarded after that date.)

Varies  Online Application 
James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship  February 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT Applicants must: 1) Be Missouri residents; 2) Be graduating seniors at Missouri high schools who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited four-year college or university, OR Be students who have completed one or two full years at a Missouri community college with sufficient credits to transfer to an accredited four-year college or university at the sophomore or junior level, respectively. 3) Demonstrate limited financial resources with a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and an expected family contribution toward college of $7,000 or less. 4) Have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale except community college applicants with one year transferable credits must have 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students will be required to upload a transcript and the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information page. One online recommendation form must also be completed on behalf of the student.   Cost of tuition plus approximately $2,000 for additional fees, books, and supplies  Online Application
Missouri State University Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship  February 1, 2022 Missouri State University offers this scholarship to students who either rank in the top 50% or their class (or have 3.0/4.0 GPA) combined with an ACT score of 20.  A successful applicant will excel in three of four areas of involvement: Leadership, Volunteerism, Performing Arts and Athletics.  $1,000-2,500 Online Application
Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship  February 1, 2022 

Missouri State offers this scholarship to students who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be from a historically underrepresented group

  • Be from a low socio-economic background

  • Be a first-generation student (i.e. neither of your parent(s)/guardian(s) has a bachelor’s degree)


Your academic performance and your record of school and community service will also be considered. Applicants must have submitted an application for admissions, required test scores and transcript, and the FAFSA by February 1st.

$4,000 (plus $1,000 for on-campus housing)  Online Application 
K-State Scholarship Network (KSN)  February 1, 2022 The K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) is an online application portal that will connect students to additional scholarship opportunities. Students will create a profile in the system that will help match them to specific scholarship opportunities provided by K-State donors and offered through university departments, potentially including your own academic college and/or department. Varies  Online Application
National Federation of the Blind Missouri Scholarship  February 1, 2022  Applicants must be legally blind and plan to enroll in a post-secondary school for the fall of 2022. Applicants should live in Missouri but need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind. A complete application consists of the online application form and a student essay, plus these supporting documents: student transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a letter from an NFB of Missouri Scholarship Committee member, and proof of legal blindness. (If you wear your glasses or contacts (or both) and then are measured on an eye chart as seeing 20/200 or less, or if the width of vision for both of your eyes totals an arc of twenty degrees or less, then you are legally blind according to this federal definition. If you are legally blind in only one eye, you do not qualify for this scholarship program.)   Minimum award $500  Online Application 
Project 21 scholarship (Missouri Gaming Association)  Submit application and other required information to the Counseling Office by February 7, 2022 The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. See the application packet for details on what is to be included in the article, poster, or video.   $1,500-2,500  PDF application 
McDonald's HACER Scholarship  February 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT 

Eligibility requirements: be a high school senior; be a legal U.S. resident; be younger than 21 years old; carry a minimum 2.8 GPA; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study; disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for; enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools); have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.


The scholarship recipients are selected based on: academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by phone. No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents: transcript, personal statement, letter of recommendation to be submitted online, list of community service projects, FAFSA report and/or 1040s.

Up to $25,000  Online Application
Calla Varner Scholarship (Local)  Submit paper application to the Counseling Office by February 8, 2022 St. Joseph students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of at least 20. Student must show some financial need. Submit a completed application and an essay explaining your need for this scholarship.   $800 (renewable)  PDF application
Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarship  Submit paper application to the Counseling Office by February 8, 2022  Students must be planning to pursue a degree in education, demonstrate good character and personality, have above average scholastic ability and show financial need. Students must attend a school in Missouri and work in a MO public school after earning a degree or repay the money. CHS may only nominate one student. Three letters of reference are required with the application.  $500 (renewable)  PDF application

Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley/MUSIC Scholarship

Return paper application to the Counseling Office by February 11, 2022 

Central High School can submit one application to the Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) organization. All applications must be typed/printed. No handwritten applications will be considered. Application packet should include a letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor or teacher (submit only one letter).

$2,000  PDF application
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)  February 15, 2022  The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Eligibility requirements: Must be of Hispanic heritage; minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year; be a US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA); and complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).   $500-$5,000  Online Application 
Scholarships for Military Children Program  February 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST  Only students who possess a valid (not expired) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card and whose parent(s) are serving, or have served, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard may apply for a scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2022. High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). Must also submit a 500 word essay and high school transcript.  $2,000  Online Application
NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship  Return paper application to the Counseling Office by February 23, 2022 Applicant must be a senior in high school, must have achieved at least one of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading). Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport and have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports. Must complete attached scholar/essay application and must submit a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director.   $1,500-2,500  PDF application



Scholar Link (Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri)  March 1, 2022 

Scholar Link is an online application portal for approximately 40 of Central’s local scholarships. Students will complete ONE online application and will upload a 7th-semester transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, activity list, and any other supporting documentation required.

Click here for specific instructions.

Varies depending on scholarship  


Click here to view a list of scholarships

Online Application
Midland Empire Equality Coalition (MEEC) Scholarship (Local)  March 1, 2022  The MEEC Scholarship was created to provide financial support to LGBTQ+ identifying as persons and children of LGBTQ+ with financial need who are pursuing a college degree. Through this scholarship, LGBTQ+ you can apply for funds to pay for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. This award is open to anyone that identifies as LGBTQ+, or a child of a person that identifies as such, and is from the Midland Empire Area (NWMO, NEKS, SENE, SWIA). Award criteria are based on the demonstration of past leadership and community service involvement, academic credentials, personal essays, letters of recommendation, an individual interview, financial need, and future goals.   $250  Online Application
Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship  March 1, 2022 This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. To qualify students must be a US citizen and plan to enter an accredited 4-year college/university. Must submit an application and essay online.  $400-5,000  Online Application 
Missouri STEM Signing Day Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  March 1, 2022  Eligible students must be a: 2022 high school senior; Must attend high school in Missouri; Planning to attend a STEM program at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college in Fall 2022; Must attend a college in Missouri; Planning to pursue a STEM career pathway. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of passion for STEM learning, advancing society through STEM, high school activity involvement and scholarship. More information is available online at   $1,000  Online Application
Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS)  March 1, 2022 Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) and our partner organizations award scholarships to graduating seniors from Missouri high schools pursuing higher education. Applications will be comprehensively evaluated on a variety of metrics including academic achievement, school involvement, community engagement, diversity, demonstrations of courage, and commitment to enhancing the lives of LGBTQ individuals and working toward social justice. Scholarships are paid directly to the accredited college/university/vocational school of their choice, where they must be enrolled as a full-time student. $500-$2,000  Online Application 
Missouri State University Foundation Annual Scholarships  March 1, 2022 Complete the MSU Foundation Annual Scholarship Application no later than March 1. You must be admitted to MSU in order to access and complete this scholarship application. Varies  Online Application
2022 Evergy/Haines-Weber Scholarship Program  March 1, 2022  Evergy will be awarding yearly scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and renewable for up to two years for students seeking to pursue degrees/certifications in electrical power and distribution (line worker) or wind/renewable energy at a local community college or trade school. Requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior attending a Kansas or Missouri high school or currently enrolled in a two-year technical/craft program at a local community college; Must be pursuing a degree or certification toward a line worker/electric power and distribution or in wind/renewable energy; Must apply for financial aid. (This includes, but is not limited to, PELL Grants, A+ Program, scholarships, loans, etc.); Must enroll and maintain a full-time status and 2.5 GPA in your technical/craft program to receive scholarship award; If 18, must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check (drug free with no DUI convictions); Must be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (line worker scholarship only).   $3,000 (renewable) 

Online Application


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AGC of Missouri Education Foundation Scholarship Program  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Applicants MUST desire a career in the construction industry upon graduation. This program provides scholarships to high school seniors entering construction related programs in 2 or 4 year schools, tech schools, or apprenticeship programs. Eligibility is not limited to students pursuing technical degrees. Applicants must complete the correct application for their program on the Kaleidoscope scholarship management platform for the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation, provide official high school or college or program transcripts, provide two letters of recommendation, complete an essay on their desire to work in the construction industry and be willing to submit to a personal interview.  $1,000-2,000  Online Application
MOACAC Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  March 4, 2022  MOACAC (Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling) is offering scholarships to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.  Recipient must be attending a post-secondary school that is a member of MOACAC and have a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship application is available via a scholarship portal called "My Scholarship Central".  To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the "general scholarship application" via My Scholarship Central. Once the general scholarship application is submitted, students will select "opportunities" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Then select "recommended" and find the "Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship".    $1,000  Online Application
Cecile Steven Scholarship (Local)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 8, 2022  Students must reside in Buchanan or Andrew County, be active in school and community activities, and have an ACT score of 18. Students attending a Trade School must have a 2.5 GPA and those attending a college/university must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must show EXTREME financial need - tax forms 1040 for both applicant (if available) and parents for the current and previous tax years (2019 & 2020) are required along with the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). An essay is allowed though not required.  $750-1,000  PDF Application 
Dr. George S. Richmond Memorial Scholarship - Sunrise Optimist Club (Local)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 8, 2022 

Open to all graduating seniors in Andrew and Buchanan County who will be attending Missouri Western State University. Three letters of recommendation are required and students will respond to a few short questions. The letters of recommendation and clarity to which the questions are answered influence the scoring of the application the greatest. It is important that students complete the Family Income Field as it influences 20% of the overall score. The winner of the scholarship will attend an Optimist Club Meeting as a guest. Submit the application, three letters of recommendation, activity list and essay. 

$1,000 (one-time award)  PDF application
Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc.  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 11, 2022 

Three scholarships are offered through the Masonic Scholarship Fund. Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT of 18. Along with the application, students need to submit a typed essay, activity list, community/volunteer activities, and short list of extenuating circumstances (if applicable). 


The three scholarships and their specific criteria are as follows:

  1. Masonic Merit Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program.

  2. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship for students seeking a degree in the education or healthcare fields.

  3. Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship - An $13,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program.


One application is used for all three scholarships.

$1,000-13,000 (renewable)  PDF application
Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. (for students attending a community college)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 11, 2022   This scholarship is intended for students who plan to attend a community college in the state of Missouri. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT score of 17. Along with the application, students need to submit a typed essay, activity list, community/volunteer activities, and short list of extenuating circumstances (if applicable).   $1,000 (renewable)  PDF application 
St. Joseph NEA Scholarship (Local) Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022 Scholarship opportunity established for graduating seniors who are not receiving a significant amount of other scholarships or financial aid. Applicants must be a graduating senior from the St. Joseph School District and a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Consideration will be given to community and school activities and preference given to students who have 90% or higher cumulative attendance.  Submit the completed application, activity list, one letter of recommendation, and one-page essay (see application for topic). $500 PDF application      
Northwest Missouri Financial Women Scholarship  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  Applicants must be a female graduating from a high school in Buchanan County (other counties are included also). To be eligible for consideration the applicant must have a GPA of greater than or equal to a 3.0 on the scale of 4.0 (an official transcript must be attached), must be attending an accredited college or university, must be pursuing a degree in business or finance and must have a recommendation letter written by a mentor/professional with good knowledge of the applicant’s character.  $500  PDF Application
North American Savings Bank scholarship  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 29, 2022  Applicants must meet the following criteria: Demonstrate financial need, be attending a Missouri public college, community college or trade school, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must not be an employee or a relative of an employee at North American Savings Bank. Submit the completed application, essay, three letters of recommendation, and tax forms. Student may be selected to do an interview with a scholarship representative.   Remaining tuition/fees/room and board after all other scholarships have been applied  PDF application
St. Joseph Rotary Club #32 (Local)  Submit PDF application to the Counseling Office by March 31, 2022 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a CHS student.  The applicant selected should demonstrate qualities of leadership, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, maturity and seriousness of purpose.  He or she shall not be a Rotarian, a dependent of a Rotarian, or a child, stepchild, grandchild, brother or sister of a local Rotarian or his/her spouse.  The focus of the criteria should be on financial need and SECOND academic performance, in that order. The scholarship will apply to students who seek to attend higher education institutions.  This shall include community colleges and two-year vocational training programs.   $1,000 (one-time award) PDF Application


Central PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) Scholarship (Local) April 1, 2022 

This scholarship was established by the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) at Central High School. Students must be a senior CHS student, be a member of the CHS PTSA (December 1, 2021 is the deadline), and have a 2.0 GPA. Applicants should submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or counselor, along with application and essay. Application will be available from the Counseling Office.

$500 (Number of Awards each year varies)  PDF Application
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Local)  Submit PDF application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 11, 2022 This local scholarship is being offered to a graduating female senior attending high school in Buchanan, Andrew, Clinton or DeKalb counties. The student must be majoring in Education, be in the top 25% of the class, be in school and community activities and show some financial need. Applicants must submit the application, essay, and two letters of recommendation.   $250  PDF Application 


William Toben King Scholarship Submit PDF application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by May 6, 2022 Student must be a resident of Andrew or Buchanan County and be a high school senior graduating from a high school within the boundaries of these two counties. A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and ACT score of 18 or higher is required. Student must demonstrate financial need, or not receiving many scholarships and attend a 4-year accredited college/university, junior college, or vo-tech school. The application is lengthy and requires submission of your parent's tax return (2020 & 2021) and student's tax return (if applicable). $500-2,500 
PDF Application



The Gates Scholarship September 15, 2021 at 5:00om PST

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.  To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American 
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA or 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Full cost of attendance  Online Application
Questbridge September 28, 2021 Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and come from low-income households are invited to apply. Questbridge works to help students access top-tier educational opportunities. The following is taken into account when evaluating applications: GPA, class rank (top 5-10%), rigor of high school curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, writing ability, and recommendations. Most finalists for this program come from households earning less than $65,000 (family of four) and are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Applicants will need three letters of recommendation and a transcript. Varies  Online Application
Missouri Cattlemen Foundation  Postmarked by September 30, 2021 (submit to Counseling Office by 9/27 and we will mail your packet) Applicants must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Students must meet the following requirements: 2.5 GPA or better, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, submit a transcript, and demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. Preference may be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college or university & have financial need. Preference also given to those planning to major in an Agriculture field, Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition and Plant Science.   $1,000-$3,000 Online Application  



Golden Door Scholars 

October 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST

Applicants must have DACA, TPS, or be undocumented (meaning currently not have lawful status in the US). Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding. Student must have a high GPA, take advanced/challenging high school courses, Be driven to excel and help others succeed, Has held leadership positions or be involved in the community, and be actively applying to a variety of scholarships.

Tuition plus room and board for up to 4 years 

Online application

AES Engineering Scholarship

October 8, 2021

AES offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. The student will submit an essay of 500-1,000 words in answer to the topic/question listed on the website. Essays must be submitted to the following email address: There is no application packet and student must include their full name, name of high school, and plans for next year. The topic for the essay can be found online. 


Email the essay to the address on the website. 

Patrick L. Newman Mic-O-Say Scholarship 

October 15, 2021 (drop off to the Counseling Office by 10/11 and we will submit your application)

Any current Camp Geiger Tribesman of Mic-O-Say who is active in the program and registered with the Boy Scouts of America can apply for this scholarship. Must be planning to pursue a formal program of higher education.  


Online Application

Heisman High School Scholarship

October 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm EST 

Students must have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), be a leader in school/community and serve as a role model to underclassmen. Students nominate themselves by applying online. A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). Winners are chosen at both the state and national levels.  


Online Application 

Cotillion for Achievement Scholarship (LOCAL) 

Return completed PDF to the Counseling Office by October 21, 2021 

Students attending school in Andrew and Buchanan county that demonstrate high academic achievements, involvement in school activities and community service, plus high moral and ethical standards should apply. If selected as a Cotillion finalist, students will need to attend "Adventures for Achievement" sessions, participate in the final interview, as well as attend the Cotillion Ball in February (a formal event).  


Click here for PDF - you must type your application

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program Return required information to the Counseling Office by October 26, 2021  The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence. Students should record an original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or flash drive. The essay theme and more information including the official rules and judging criteria can be found on the VFW website:  Varies up to $30,000  Click here for application 
John T. Belcher Scholarship Program (MO School Boards' Association)  Return completed PDF to the Counseling Office by October 26, 2021 

Central may only nominate one student and the SJSD Board of Education will make the final selection regarding the district winner. The district winner will move on to the next level of competition.  Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, and the quality of an essay. The essay topic is on the application. More information and essay examples of last year's state winner are available to view online on the MSBA website.

$1,000-$2,500 Click here for application 

Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship

October 28, 2021 at 5:00 CST

To be eligible, students must be an employee of one of the franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurants at the time of application; Be recommended by an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the Restaurant where the Team Member is employed), which should address the Team Member’s professional achievement; Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered. Applicants are required to upload a transcript that displays their name, school name, classes taken, and GPA. 


Online Application 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

October 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST

This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point.  


Online Application 

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

October 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST

Students must submit an essay about a specific topic shown on the website. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to apply. Essays must be submitted in English and the applicant does not need to be Hispanic to apply.  

$1,500  Online Application 



University of Arkansas-New Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award (NRTA) Scholarship Apply to University of Arkansas by November 1, 2021 in order to be considered for the November 15th priority scholarship deadline

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.20 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 70% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Students can continue to improve grade point averages after admission. Qualifying GPA must be earned prior to the student's first day of classes at the University of Arkansas. Apply online for admissions at Students are not required to complete a separate online scholarship application for the NRTA.

$11, 775 -$15,000 Scholarship Information
University of Arkansas New Freshman Scholarships 

Apply to University of Arkansas by November 1, 2021

Complete an admissions application, submit transcripts, and send test scores to the office of admissions by November 1st. Within 48 hours of application submission, the scholarship application will be available in the “New Student Center”. More information available online at

Varies  Scholarship Information
Prudential Emerging Visionaries   November 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET This program accepts applications from young leaders ages 14-18 who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues. Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria: Innovation, Potential to Scale, Connection, and Changemaker Quality. More information and application available online.  Awards up to $15,000  Online Application
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards  November 14, 2021  The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, Sports & Fitness and Technology. Applicants must 1) be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2022; 2) must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; 3) must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-2023; 4) be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); 5) Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. Letter of recommendation, transcript and essay responses are required.  Up to $1,000  Online Application
Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS)   November 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST 

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. Note: There are some local Elks lodges (specifically Cameron and Maryville) that also award scholarships based on this application!

Awards range from $1,000-12,500  Online Application 
Wichita State University Freshman Merit Scholarships Apply to WSU by November 15, 2021 

Incoming, domestic, high school seniors planning to attend WSU the semester immediately following high school graduation must be a degree-bound student with: a completed 6th semester transcript and ACT / SAT test scores. Students will be evaluated based on a composite of the following: High School GPA (unweighted) and National Test Score (ACT / SAT). Awarding begins in September for the following academic year and will continue until available funding is exhausted. Admission Priority Date is December 1 so plan to apply to Wichita State by November 15th to be eligible for consideration.

Varies  Scholarship Information
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship  November 18, 2021

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must 1. plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2022, 2. intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022; 3. have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; 4. demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered. (Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.) You will submit your application via the Common Application online.

Up to $55,000 Online Application (apply via the Common Application)



University of Kansas (KU) Freshman Merit Scholarships  Apply to KU by December 1, 2021

Students must complete the KU admissions application before the December 1st deadline in order to be considered for scholarships. Go online to for more information.


Varies  Scholarship Information
NHS (National Honor Society) Scholarship Program  December 1, 2021 by 1:00 pm ET

High school seniors who are National Honor Society members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply. Students must first create a student account online and then the NHS adviser must verify the account before the student can begin the application. There are three components to the application: NHS student application, NHS adviser application, and one recommendation form. More information available online on the NHS website. Click on NHS Scholarship Student Application Guide for specific application information.

$3,200-$25,000  Apply Online
MASFAP Who's Making a Difference Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  December 1, 2021 The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) is offering a one-time $1,000.00 scholarship to a 2022 graduating senior who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year institution in Missouri in fall 2022. Applicants will write an essay describing a person in his/her life who is inspiring them to fulfill their post-secondary education dreams as well as answer supplemental questions (see website). To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the "general scholarship application" via Scholarship Central. Once the general scholarship application is submitted, students will select "opportunities" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Then select "recommended" and find the "MASFAP Who's Making A Difference Scholarship". Apply online on the My Scholarship Central website. $1,000 Online Application   
University of Missouri-Columbia Freshman Automatic/Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2021

The University of Missouri offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to MU. Other MU scholarships require the students to apply using ScholarshipUniverse which can be accessed via the Application Status Page (after submitting an application for admission). Students must be accepted to the university and complete the online scholarship application by December 1st. Applying for admission by November 15th ensures students can complete the online scholarship application.

Varies  Online Application
University of Missouri-Columbia Mizzou Scholars Award  December 1, 2021 Students must have at least 33 ACT and a strong academic record. Applicants must submit a resume and essay (topic provided) online by December 1st. A committee will review completed applications and make the final selections based upon credentials and supplementary materials. Approximately 30 scholarships will be awarded. More information available online at   $10,000  Apply via Mizzou Application Status page
University of Missouri-Columbia George C. Brooks Scholarship  December 1, 2021 Students must enroll at Mizzou the first semester after high school graduation, be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in relation to the University's goal to achieve educational benefits of a diverse student body, and must have a minimum 25 ACT score. Applicants may be selected for an interview. More information available online: $7,500 Apply via Mizzou Application Status page
University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association Scholarship  December 1, 2021 Your parents DO NOT have to be alumni of MU to apply. Students must have a 26 ACT (or core GPA of 3.44) and have been accepted to MU. Applications will only be accepted through ScholarshipUniverse. Complete the application tied to the applicable scholarships called "Mizzou Alumni Application (Incoming Students)." You must first apply for admission to the university (by November 15) and receive your MyZou login information. More information available online at Varies  Apply via Mizzou Scholarship Universe
Kansas State University Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2021 Students must complete the K-State admissions and scholarship application before the December 1st deadline in order to be considered for competitive scholarships (Presidential Scholarship, etc.). Go online to for more information about the various scholarships and to access the applications. Varies based on scholarship  Online Application
Missouri State University Presidential Scholarship  December 1, 2021 Missouri State University offers this scholarship to students who have a 3.90 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and a minimum of a 31 on the ACT taken on or before the October test (SAT of 1390).  Finalists are selected through an on-campus interview process. Apply for admissions and the scholarship by the deadline. The application is two part: 1 - Address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities participated in and awards and honors received; 2 - An essay consisting of a personal profile describing interests, academic goals and career plans. $15,000 ($7,000 for tuition and $8,000 for on-campus housing)  Online Application 
Truman State Freshman Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2021 Students wishing to be considered for all scholarships and financial aid programs are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit an activities list and essay by December 1. Truman has no separate scholarship application, unless otherwise noted. The materials submitted with the admission application are reviewed in the competitive scholarship selection process. More information is available online at  Varies  Scholarship Information
Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship  December 1, 2021  Highly competitive scholarship awarded to 20 students and is renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Eligibility for this scholarship is met by the following criteria: 1.) Must have a GPA of 3.75 after six semesters; 2.) Must take the ACT (or SAT) by December 1st and receive a superscore of 31 or better. (See website for SAT information.); 3.) Be a resident of Missouri; 4.) Be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. Must apply for admission online ( and submit an official transcript (no later than November 14th). The scholarship application is only available online and cannot be completed until your paperwork for admissions is received and the student has set up their S&T student account. Applicants must also submit a 750-word essay (topic provided) and should follow the instructions. Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to visit campus in January for an interview.  $12,000 per year (renewable)  Online Application
Burger King Scholars December 15, 2021 Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be involved in community and school activities, and plan to enroll at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicant does not have to be an employee of Burger King to apply. High school transcript must be uploaded to your online application. Request your transcript online from the CHS Counseling Office website and indicate it is for the Burger King Scholarship - include your SCHOOL email address.   $1,000  Online Application
Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) scholarships  Submit paper application with supplemental materials to the Counseling Office by December 15, 2021 

Applicants must rank in the top 10% of their class, must be a United States citizen, a Missouri resident and attend a Missouri university/college EXCEPT for the Roberta Casteel Capps Scholarship whose recipients may attend the university/college of their choice. A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship. 

  • MSSDAR SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $2,000.00 awarded to a student pursuing a degree of his/her choice.

  • IRENE AND LEETA WAGY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.000 awarded to a WOMAN pursuing a degree in education.

  • DOROTHY POIKERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $500.00 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.

  • ROBERTA CASTEEL CAPPS AMERICAN HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college. This scholarship is available to seniors in high school through juniors in college.

Students must submit:

1) Scholarship Application

2) Statement of 600 words or less setting forth his/her career objectives (typed)

3) Original transcript of high school grades which must also indicate class rank, size, GPA and test scores

4) Four letters of recommendation from the school now attending - one from a principal or counselor, two teachers, and one outside source. The letters should cover the applicant’s ability, work habits, integrity, character, potential and volunteer activities.

5) List of extracurricular activities, honors received, and scholarship achievements (one side of 8 1/2” by 11” paper)

6) Photocopy of United States citizenship: birth certificate, naturalization papers, or information page from U.S. Passport. Cover your photograph if you are submitting a copy of naturalization or passport pages

7) Financial Need Form


More information online here

PDF application

Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program December 17, 2021  Equitable Excellence award applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall 2022; Be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion and information. Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply. Students will be asked to upload a transcript and select one online recommender.   $2,500-20,000 Online Application 
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes December 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must: Be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win); Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director. Submit the application, including two essays and a letter of recommendation.   $20,000  Online Application 
FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Free Speech Essay Contest  December 31, 2021  Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic, which can be found on the website.  $500-10,000  Online Application 


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